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: En litteraturstudie om upplevelsen av att arbeta som nyutexaminerad sjuksköterska

Translated title of the thesis: Welcome to the reality: A literature review of the experience of working as a graduate nurse
  • Gorana Lapcevic
  • Anja Johnsson Daum

    Student thesis: University Diploma


    Background: Four thousand nurses graduate every year in Sweden. Although newly qualified nurses' responsibility lies in the caring of patients their experiences at starting work may differ. The objective: was to describe how it feels to work as a newly qualified nurse. Method: A literature review was conducted and twelve scientific articles were analyzed. Results: The newly qualified nurses experienced challenge, stress, worry, development and felt inadequate in her job as a nurse. This was experienced when they worked independently and collaborated with colleagues and patients. Practical steps that graduates nurses were not accustomed to performing aroused negative emotions such as anxiety and stress. Getting support of colleagues and others in the form of an affirmative communication and being part of the care team was also significant. Discussion: It is therefore important that prospective nurses are supported by their colleagues and are used in the training process of different operations in the nursing care.

    Date of Award2011-Feb-28
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorLena Larsson (Supervisor)

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Nursing (30305)


    • newly qualified nurses
    • experiences
    • nursing

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